Attack Of The Killer Dust
from the it's-a-book! dept
Business Week is using Michael Crichton's latest technology-out-of-control thriller Prey to bring up all sorts of reasons why people need to be afraid of new technologies like nanotechnology. It seems that the popular press loves to take a technology, look at how it can be misused and determine that there's something "bad" about the technology that we all need to watch out for. It apparently sells a lot of magazines, but it does little to deal with any real issues. Even Crichton, himself, is quoted in the article saying his stories are fiction, and he's optimistic about the future of technology. However, that won't stop a bunch of desperate writers from wondering about our dystopian future due to his novel.